Lighthouse Sayings and Quotes

Lighthouses are known for guiding mariners to safety and warning of danger ahead. People can also serve as beacons lighting the way, guiding others to the right path. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful lighthouse quotes.

The lighthouse does great service to humanity; yet it is the slave of those who trim the lamps.     

Alice Wellington Rollins

Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.     

Mehmet Murat ildan

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.     

Dwight L. Moody

Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.     

Vernon Howard

The scars you share become lighthouses for other people who are headed to the same rocks you hit.     


Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other.     

Virginia Woolf

Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.     

Anne Lamott

Lighthouses don't get all wobbly when the weather gets rough; they just stand there shining.     


Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue.     

Thomas S Monson

I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.     

George Bernard Shaw

The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life.     

Thomas S Monson

A lighthouse doesn't save the ships; it doesn't go out and rescue them, it's just this pillar that helps to guide people home.     

Lea Michele

A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef.     


I am lighthouse rather than lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead help others to find their own way to shore, guiding them by my example.     


Once the lighthouse is seen, the rest of the sea is ignored.     

Terri Guillemets

A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Don't forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone's storm.     


Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.     

Benjamin Franklin

If you are a lighthouse, you cannot hide yourself; if you hide yourself, you cannot be a lighthouse!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

If you close your eyes, no lighthouse can help you!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.     

Japanese Proverb

It's about how you're like a lighthouse, always searching far into the distance. But the thing you're looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That's why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond.     

Susane Colasanti